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ProSource: November 2014

ProSource: November 2014

Could Your New Client Have Prediabetes? Here’s How You Can Help

By Daniel J. Green

An estimated 86 million Americans have prediabetes—a warning that a person is at risk for developing a much more serious condition. Fortunately, those with prediabetes can prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes by making some fairly straightforward lifestyle changes. As a fitness professional, you are ideally positioned to help your clients not only ward off type 2 diabetes, but also improve their overall health and quality of life.

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Trainer’s Toolbox: The Kamagon Ball

By Keli Roberts

If you are an equipment junkie, there has never been a better time to be in the fitness industry. New and creative products help keep clients engaged and simply make training more fun. The Kamagon Ball® features the versatility of medicine balls and kettlebells, combined with the unique and challenging properties of an unstable mass. Check out this super-efficient 15-minute workout designed to enhance performance in sports and in life.

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Is it Time to Smash the Scale? Why a Holistic Approach to Weight Loss May Be Better for Your Clients

By Carrie Myers

A growing body of research suggests that focusing too much on weight may be counterproductive to helping clients become healthier and successful over the long-term. Learn why a more holistic approach to weight loss—one that helps clients change their thinking and become more in tune with their bodies—may be just what your clients need to reach their goals.

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Restorative Yoga for Fitness Professionals

By Megan Senger

Stress and exhaustion are day-to-day realities for many people, and today’s high-paced world requires highly effective recovery strategies, such as restorative yoga. Learn how you can use this passive style of yoga to enhance recovery, restore equilibrium and enhance well-being, for both you and your clients.

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Book Review: Strength Training for Fat Loss

By Amanda Vogel, M.A.

Looking for a fitness book that you can recommend to your clients that offers refreshingly real advice and training principles? Based on the concept of metabolic strength training, Strength Training for Fat Loss features high-intensity programming designed to accelerate the metabolism while building and keeping muscle. Learn how you can put author and ACE Certified pro Nick Tumminello’s concepts to work for you and your clients.

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Five-a-day to Keep the Blues Away?

Want to help your clients improve their mental health along with their physical health? A new study suggests that people who eat at least five servings of fruits and vegetables per day are much more likely to report high levels of mental well-being. Plus, learn how you can encourage your clients to improve their diets with these 10 tips for adding more fruits and vegetables to their diets.

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Managing the Pain of Knee Osteoarthritis

Pain from knee osteoarthritis creates a significant burden for many people, who are often forced to change their lifestyle because of their symptoms. Activity modification, therapy, weight loss, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, shoe orthotics, bracing and injections are the nonoperative options available. New technologies are also emerging in the treatment of knee osteoarthritis. Ultimately, these therapeutic modalities should reduce pain and increase the overall functioning of patients.

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Return-to-Play Guidelines in Concussion: Revisiting the Literature

Return-to-play (RTP) guidelines in concussion management and treatment continue to be a challenge, despite recent updates to the protocols and the ongoing media attention. This article explores the current RTP guidelines and evaluations, discusses specific populations, and highlights changes from the previous recommendations that clarify a complicated and multifaceted issue.

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